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Ardbeg Twenty Something Tasting notes and reviews

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Ardbeg Twenty Something

Brand
Ardbeg
Expression
Twenty Something
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.30%
Produced at
Ardbeg Distillery
Region
Islay
Availability
Worldwide

Mark Newton

85
Nose
Sweet peat, heather honey and eucalyptus. Cloves and Five Spice. Toffee fudge, milk chocolate, sultanas and cinnamon.
Palate
Vibrant peat, balanced with heather honey and cinnamon. Syrup, vanilla, raisins. Subtleties fade, and becomes blunter – (lovely) peat, apricots, orchard fruits and nutmeg.
Finish
Mid-length to short, but oily and slightly peppery; walnuts and chocolate.
Comment
A classic example of this sort.The kind of approachable Islay that will end up charming most.

Rob Allanson

90
Nose
Real easy opener here, doesn't hide its island roots. Melon, cinnamon and sweet, salty Parma ham. Then the sweetness builds with honeycomb and chocolate, and in comes the peat, soft almost caramel and oral.
Palate
Pretty much follows the palate, very balanced between those soft peat notes and moreish sweet, juicy melon and ham avours.
Finish
Fairly snappy in that it doesn't hang about. Leaves a little sweet peat coating and lingering smoke notes.
Comment
A belter of an Islay, everything you could want and more.
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